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  • Agencies Partner to Give Free Reading Resources to Tennessee Families

    The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), in partnership with Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), is opening up an opportunity for parents to order free at-home reading resources this winter for any of their children in grades K-2.  Through this partnership, TDOE and GELF want to encourage at-home reading practice to help young learners become stronger … Read more

  • State Announces New Transportation Proposal: Build With Us

    Governor Bill Lee has announced his infrastructure proposal, “Build With Us,” to address critical transportation needs across the state. The proposed legislation will ensure the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), under the leadership of Commissioner Butch Eley, meets the state’s current and future transportation challenges – both urban and rural – to prepare for increased … Read more

  • Christmas is Fast Approaching! CAC Needs Your Help for Local Children

    “Christmas is fast approaching and there are still needy children and families on our Secret Santa waiting list,” said Cannon County Coordinator Amanda Hammond. “It’s not too late for your family, business, or your organization to get involved.”  “Bringing joy to children who need it most is what the holidays are really all about,” encouraged … Read more

  • Tennesseans Are Encouraged to Give Wisely During the Holiday Season

    Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams as they prepare to make end-of-the-year and holiday-season charitable contributions. “During the holidays and at the beginning of a new year, many Tennesseans make donations to the charitable causes they support,” said Secretary Hargett. “I encourage everyone to be diligent to make sure … Read more

  • Department of Education Releases 2021-22 Report Card

       The Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2021-22 State Report Card, an online tool designed for parents, families and education stakeholders to understand how Tennessee’s districts and schools are serving students.  The State Report Card provides families and other stakeholders information about how Tennessee schools and districts are performing to inform decisions and strategic investments to best support students.   “With the release … Read more

  • Unemployment Remained Low in Tennessee for October

    Unemployment in a majority of Tennessee’s counties remained below 5% during October 2022, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Eighty-nine counties recorded rates below 5%, while the remaining six counties had rates at or over that threshold. In October, every county in the state did experience a small uptick … Read more

  • Tennessee Promise Reports Record-Breaking Year for Students

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recently launched a state-level vision and initiative to create a momentum-building year with key goals to increase the college-going rate and better align education to meet the state’s growing workforce needs.  As an early indicator for the momentum year, a record-breaking number of students applied for Tennessee Promise program in the most … Read more